Dodge Challenger 12

July 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm (Dodge Challenger, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , )

It was on the way to the trail. Only managed to get one photo. But it counts.

(Check back later when I post the Challenger nemesis, “Chevy Camaro”. Also red and driving home with us Tuesday night from Addison. 355/80/57 and beyond…cool night shots!! They look more scary that way! Evil GM Corporation!)

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Thursday. $3.60 in the bank.

July 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm (Day to Day, Exercise, Phone Camera, Pictures, Random Images) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Another day of exercise is complete. That is 4 in a row for us!

We used various methods in order to get around the full Three Dollars and Sixty Cents worth of trail. (Please refer to the previous day for the money explanation on mileage)

I ran. Yay! 3.6 miles. Non-stop! Ooooh…impressive to the kiddies. (I dogged it too, but who cares, I did it.)

Mason rode his bike. He probably logged 4.5 miles or more going around on his own.

Stevie scootered it. She prob got about 4 miles circling back and forth around me the whole time.

I was like a planet with my revolving moons…or was I the revolving moon with my planets jiggling in orbit while my shining stars hovered near by? According to my kids, my stomach looks like a water balloon and my butt crack was trying to eat my pants.

Here’s a picture of a giant globe from Art Chicago at the Mart last year. Seems fitting.

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Random Camera Image

July 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm (Day to Day, Phone Camera, Pictures, Random Images) (, , , , , , , )

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Goose on the Loose!

July 23, 2009 at 11:05 am (Day to Day, Phone Camera, Pictures, Unusual) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

While driving home from the Target yesterday evening, we were stopped in traffic for reasons unknown. Like alot of traffic. And all of a sudden. I thought accident…but no.

It was geese! Lots and lots of geese! Crossing the road from the pond to the field or something…whatever…who knows what these geese are thinking?? It was Cicero Avenue, which is a main road and pretty busy. But we all stopped and waited. And waited. And waited.

Geese are not really too bright or fast. Here are my pics from the car on the phone camera.

A biker managed to get half the flock across, and then the rest followed a little later. We managed to get through before the second wave attempted the road-cross. Please check out my side-window-snapshot-out-of-the-car. It’s very goose-art-nouveau. Fancy!

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Afterburn…

July 23, 2009 at 10:46 am (Day to Day, Exercise, Phone Camera, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , )

When last I left you, I was dragging my unhappy children to the Forest Preserve Trail to exercise for 3.6 miles. They bitched, they moaned, they whined, they sulked, they refused to move from the car…but once we started going they found new light and energy! It was like a miracle. Not really. But they were much happier after that.

We even managed to run 1.6 miles of the 3.6 total! Broke down in money-time (that’s how I was asked to explain it based on “quarter” miles, etc…) we ran $1.60 out of $3.60. And that’s pretty good for Mason’s third day and Stevie’s first. That’s one third of the trail!And Stevie managed to do it clomping around in K-Swiss court shoes. (We went and bought her some running-type shoes last night–and school supplies!–oh no, summer is almost over! Boohoo)

In case you are confused, we go around the whole thing, but we have been running every other ¼ mile to build endurance and burn more calories. Today we are going to use scooters. Well, the kids will scooter. I will run. Good for me (I get to do the whole thing now at a running pace) and good for them (they get to have their feet on the ground only half the time). Win win. I have to say, I recommend taking your kids with you to exercise whenever possible. It’s good for them and it builds respect for you. Seriously. I can’t tell you how many times my kids have said, “Oh whatever, I could run around that track no problem! What’s the big deal?”  Now they are in awe because I CAN run around the whole thing. Without stopping! Oh yeah. It’s definitely the little things in life!

I got some other stuff for later, but I HAVE to go get my kids registered for school. And Mason has grass to cut. And we have another 3 ½ miles to burn.

Here’s a picture of the big finish for my little athletes. They look pretty good if I do say so myself!

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